I REALLY want to give this the full 5-star but I'm so disappointed with the second dress I ordered that I had to make note of it! First off, I'm 5'5" - 36C cup, weigh 136lbs and generally wear a size 4/6. I ordered dresses in two colors on July 15th- one in Purple and one in "Sea" Blue. I should have known there would be issues when it said that they had different delivery dates (i.e. DIFFERENT SELLERS)
So the first dress to arrive (on July 18th) was the purple, size Small-- and I cannot say enough good things about it! Fits like a total dream. The material is light but not cheap so it was perfect for a friend's day-time wedding/early-evening reception in Texas. The color itself is vibrant and rich and can be dressed up or down depending on how it's styled. At first I was a bit nervous about how low-cut it was and how much cleavage I was showing, but I adjusted the straps and "the girls" and was just fine! I was so comfortable (yay pockets!) and got so many compliments that I was definitely excited and looking forward to getting the 2nd dress in the mail too...
Unfortunately, ** WARNING ** some colors are sold by the authentic Eliacher and others are 3rd party sellers in China, and yes, there is a BIG difference in quality! The 2nd dress I received (on August 1st) was made from a cheaper fabric, had messy seams, unflattering pleating, a lower waistline and a neckline that was cut too narrowly to be flattering. If I hadn't gotten the authentic dress first, then I probably wouldn't be complaining as much- cheap price, cheap dress, pretty color, etc.- but I probably wouldn't be as in love with it as I am with my 1st dress!
Seriously, LOVE LOVE LOVE the real deal Eliacher dress! I'm still going to order more colors, just this time I'll be sure to verify the seller first!!!
I absolutely loved this dress. I wear a 14 and a LG would have fit perfect. I bought an extra large because of the petticoat and had extra room in breast area. Received lots of compliments. Will buy in another color.
This is a pretty dress but the small was a tad too big. I'm 5'5" size 0 and an xs would have fit better with this dress. I'm giving it 4 stars because the dress isn't lined and the material is a bit thin/see through. You'd need to wear a slip with it but since it's body con, you'd see the outline of the slip.
One of the best dresses I've bought my kids in quite awhile, in regards to structure of the material and looks on my girls. Classic and classy. However this is truly a 'twirling' dress and the skirt part is see through when the sun is behind it! So you might want a slip--although a classic petticoat might fill the purpose even better. A little sturdier belt hooks at the waist would make it easier for her to put it on herself. Some of the stitching has started to unravel and so far has been ok just tying it off. I'll bet she cries when she outgrows it!
I wasn't sure I would like the fabric on this dress. Everyone is using that heavy, bumpy Lularoe fabric lately. This fabric is soft and elegant, with just a touch of stretch. It is true to size. Such a nice summer dress! I bought it to wear to a wedding, and it is perfect! This is going to be my go to dress this year. I might buy it in more colors. Love it!